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« Reply #25 on: July 20, 2009, 21:34 »
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Oops. This price was before the Alamy commission so I get $135. Better than a kick in the shin. ;)


« Reply #26 on: July 21, 2009, 06:37 »
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Congrats! :)
Is this RF or RM license?

« Reply #27 on: July 21, 2009, 06:59 »
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RM license and the photo is exclusive to Alamy.

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« Reply #28 on: July 21, 2009, 10:12 »
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Oops. This price was before the Alamy commission so I get $135. Better than a kick in the shin. ;)

lol, for $135, I 'd gladly offer my shin to be kicked , as a bonus.
Congrats !

« Reply #29 on: July 25, 2009, 04:16 »
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Today ive checked my alamy account, because since the beginning nothing happened. Ive sold this image as RF
for 247,70 $ (so my Balance is 99,08$).
« Last Edit: July 25, 2009, 04:18 by RH »

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« Reply #30 on: July 25, 2009, 05:56 »
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Pretty lucky sale for such a small portfolio - congrats.
It must be a sale via a distributor because of the low 40% commission  ;)
Your example also clearly shows that it is a wise idea to keep Microstock- and Alamy-Portfolios separate. There are 433 results at iStock for Rowanberries most of them are much more colorful and vivid than your picture but I'm pretty sure the buyer looked for a more natural rendition instead of artificial colours so he bought yours for a very nice price. :D

« Reply #31 on: July 25, 2009, 06:18 »
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There are 433 results at iStock for Rowanberries most of them are much more colorful and vivid than your picture but I'm pretty sure the buyer looked for a more natural rendition instead of artificial colours so he bought yours for a very nice price. :D
grp_photo you are likely to be spot on there,
Many newpapers and publications will not use any image that has been photoshopped in any way for editorial use, they would have an account with Alamy and may not even think to look at Istock as they are associated with more commercial post processed images and not editorial images.

As you say keeping your portfolio's seperate is a good idea as what sells on one may not on the other, just based on your workflow and the way you have prepared an image.

For Alamy I see it as two collections and only do slight tweeks if needed for editorial images as that is all that is required, if my image is aimed at the Alamy commercial market then a photoshopped image can sell, it is just a matter of deciding which market the image is aimed at.

David ;)

« Reply #32 on: August 27, 2009, 08:40 »
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Another sale  :) which makes the second sale in 2 months about 1 year after starting to upload to Alamy.

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$ 48.43 I get $29.06 for a pic of herbal medicine

Now I'm more motivated to shoot for Alamy but first I'm going through all my keywords to make sure they are set up correctly, making sure there are not too many and they are put in the right place.


« Reply #33 on: September 11, 2009, 16:06 »
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My first - I'm so happy!   ;D  ;D  ;D

$103.45
Country: Worldwide
Usage: Editorial
Media: Book - Retail
Industry: Retail books/magazines/newspapers
Sub-Industry: Miscellaneous
Print run: up to 100,000
Placement: Inside
Image Size: 1 page
Start: Wednesday, April 01, 2009
End: Sunday, April 01, 2012

« Reply #34 on: September 11, 2009, 17:16 »
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My first - I'm so happy!   ;D  ;D  ;D

$103.45
Country: Worldwide
Usage: Editorial
Media: Book - Retail
Industry: Retail books/magazines/newspapers
Sub-Industry: Miscellaneous
Print run: up to 100,000
Placement: Inside
Image Size: 1 page
Start: Wednesday, April 01, 2009
End: Sunday, April 01, 2012


Madelaide, where do you find so much details of the sale????

« Reply #35 on: September 11, 2009, 17:30 »
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On your "Images sold" page they show up all together...

« Reply #36 on: September 11, 2009, 18:23 »
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Congratulations Adelaide! Wish you many more in future! :)

« Reply #37 on: September 11, 2009, 18:25 »
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WOOOOOOO! Great! :-D Congrats Adelaide! Wish you many many more!

« Reply #38 on: September 11, 2009, 19:07 »
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Thank you guys. Having lost a negotiation for a magazine cover a month ago, this comes at a very good moment. Good luck for us all at Alamy.

« Reply #39 on: September 12, 2009, 06:07 »
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1468 x 979 pixels
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682 x 500 pixels
40 KB compressed    Royalty-free   15 MB
1880 x 2822 pixels
471 KB compressed    Novel use   Novel Use Scheme
3262 x 1788 pixels     
294 KB compressed   Royalty-free   17 MB
Royalty-free   4 MB


I get this in images sold, but not what madelaide show...

« Reply #40 on: September 12, 2009, 06:11 »
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I get this in images sold, but not what madelaide show...
Only RM (Licensed) sales show the detail of where and how the image is to be used. RF sales are not tracked.

« Reply #41 on: September 12, 2009, 07:17 »
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Ok  :D

« Reply #42 on: September 12, 2009, 08:25 »
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Question about Alamy is TRAFFIC. Are they getting any traffic, which leads to sales?

My quick look at their actual sales lead me to think differently.

I did a quick comparison of the top downloaded images on iStock and Alamy in the last month, and iStock's top 15 images for the month have been downloaded more than 6700 times. In comparison, you can sort by sales on Alamy and their top 20 images have sold 47.

Its great to have a collection of images available for higher prices, but I just don't think they're getting the traffic and sales that we see on MicroStock sites. You can have a great site, with a huge inventory 16M + but if there are no shoppers ...

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« Reply #43 on: September 12, 2009, 08:46 »
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In comparison, you can sort by sales on Alamy and their top 20 images have sold 47.

Dude, what have you been smoking??

« Reply #44 on: September 12, 2009, 08:50 »
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In comparison, you can sort by sales on Alamy and their top 20 images have sold 47.

Dude, what have you been smoking??

Nothing yet, too early in the morning.

Check Alamy - you can look for yourself. Goto My Alamy, AlamyMeasures 2.1 (beta) - All of Alamy. Then click on SALES to sort by number of SALES - and see for yourself.

Then smoke one for me!

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« Reply #45 on: September 12, 2009, 09:04 »
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In comparison, you can sort by sales on Alamy and their top 20 images have sold 47.

Dude, what have you been smoking??

Nothing yet, too early in the morning.

Check Alamy - you can look for yourself. Goto My Alamy, AlamyMeasures 2.1 (beta) - All of Alamy. Then click on SALES to sort by number of SALES - and see for yourself.

Then smoke one for me!


What are Sales?

The number of sales we can reliably attribute to a search term for the time period specified. Sales data is not comprehensive because the nature of customer activity means that we cannot link all sales to search terms.

« Reply #46 on: September 12, 2009, 09:11 »
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I wonder how many sales they make on Alamy - without doing a search?

Either way, it appears to me that Alamy sales are FAR LOWER than the MicroStock sites we're all familiar with. Sure, I'll have a presence and a collection on Alamy, but I'm having much more success on the other sites - even though they sell for much less per download.

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« Reply #47 on: September 12, 2009, 09:48 »
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I wonder how many sales they make on Alamy - without doing a search?

Either way, it appears to me that Alamy sales are FAR LOWER than the MicroStock sites we're all familiar with. Sure, I'll have a presence and a collection on Alamy, but I'm having much more success on the other sites - even though they sell for much less per download.

Typical Pavlovian microstocker analysis.  Success = no. of downloads.  This is why 99% of you are failures in actually making a profit.  You have absolutely no idea of how to analyse a business situation and make the best choices.

Let's look how a successful stock photographer might look at things:

Total downloads on Istock = 6,700
Average paid out to Istock contributors per download = $0.30
Total paid out to Istock contributors = $2,010

Partial number of licenses sold on Alamy = 47
Average paid out to Alamy contributors per license = $70
Total paid out to Alamy contributors = $3,290

Ratio of contributors at Alamy vs. IStock = 1 (Alamy) : 2 (IStock)

So not only does Alamy pay 64% more to contributors than IStock, Alamy also has at least half as many contributors competing for those dollars.

« Reply #48 on: September 12, 2009, 10:18 »
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Good point.

I wonder about melastmohican, who started this discussion with their first Alamy sale.

melastmohican - how do your successes on Microstock compare to your Alamy success? In the same timeframe where you made your first sale on Alamy, how many (if any) sales were made on other Micro sites? How do your sales dollars compare?

« Reply #49 on: September 12, 2009, 10:37 »
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I wonder how many sales they make on Alamy - without doing a search?

Either way, it appears to me that Alamy sales are FAR LOWER than the MicroStock sites we're all familiar with. Sure, I'll have a presence and a collection on Alamy, but I'm having much more success on the other sites - even though they sell for much less per download.

Typical Pavlovian microstocker analysis.  Success = no. of downloads.  This is why 99% of you are failures in actually making a profit.  You have absolutely no idea of how to analyse a business situation and make the best choices.

Let's look how a successful stock photographer might look at things:

Total downloads on Istock = 6,700
Average paid out to Istock contributors per download = $0.30
Total paid out to Istock contributors = $2,010

Partial number of licenses sold on Alamy = 47
Average paid out to Alamy contributors per license = $70
Total paid out to Alamy contributors = $3,290

Ratio of contributors at Alamy vs. IStock = 1 (Alamy) : 2 (IStock)

So not only does Alamy pay 64% more to contributors than IStock, Alamy also has at least half as many contributors competing for those dollars.


Where did you get the idea that the average commission per licence at Istock is 30c?


 

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